It’s safe to say that the Championship has had a number of younger players that have caught the eye with some impressive performances so far this season.
The likes of Blackburn Rovers’ Harvey Elliott and Reading’s Michael Olise are some of those, with both men making a name for themselves in the second-tier of English football.
Elliott signed for Blackburn on loan from Premier League champions Liverpool during the summer transfer window, in what was is the first loan spell of his career to date.
The midfielder has gone on to make 25 appearances in total for the Lancashire-based side, who are currently sat 12th in the Championship table after 29 matches this term.
Whereas Olise has played a starring role for Reading, who are fifth in the second-tier standings with 16 matches still to play in this year’s campaign.
The 19-year-old has chipped in with four goals and nine assists in 30 appearances for the Royals, who are well in contention to challenge for promotion into the Premier League.
Elliott has recently taken to Instagram to issue his verdict on Olise, after the pair were praised for being the joint top-assisters in the Championship so far, and felt as though the Reading midfielder is going ‘straight to the top’.
Reading are set to take on Middlesbrough this weekend, whilst Elliott and his Blackburn team-mates face Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday.
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It’s good to see Elliott having respect for Olise here.
The Reading youngster has caught the eye with a number of strong performances for Veljko Paunovic’s side this term, and if they can keep him fit, then you would imagine that the Royals will stand a strong chance of being promoted back into the Premier League this season.
It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for both players, with Olise being previously linked with a move elsewhere, whilst Elliott will be eager to make a name for himself with Liverpool, when he returns to Anfield from his loan spell with Blackburn Rovers.
The early signs of their senior careers certainly are promising though, and I have to agree with Elliott in saying that Olise can go all the way to the top.